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G0453Z Review

G0453Z Review

03-04-2011 01:12 AM by TJU | 6 comments »

It has taken me a few weeks but I have finally got my new planer and jointer all adjusted and running. I ran about 30 bf a cherry through them for a project I am working on. This is the first Grizzly purchase that I have made and I will definitely look at Grizzly when I go to upgrade my 9” crapsman band saw that I got for $35 on Craig’s list.The fit and finish we about what I expected. I took about 5 minutes to file the sharp edges and scrape a few drops of paint off the jointer fenc...

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Drill Master Electric Planer

Drill Master Electric Planer

06-17-2012 05:48 PM by Remedyman | 2 comments »

My wonderful woman bought me this planer for a Father’s day gift, but couldn’t wait and had to give it to me yesterday. It was the cheaper of the two but it seemed quite ok. I ran a short piece of douglas fir under it for a few passes. It planned the wood very nicely. It was glass smooth. And I put it down to spend some time with the family. Later in the day I ran a piece of older (partially rotten) douglas fir past the knifes just to take a little off. Then I picked up...

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Dewalt DW735

Dewalt DW735

01-23-2008 02:09 AM by dataman | 13 comments »

I have really worked this tool for many hours lately and am totally impressed with its performance. It is pricy but has received a number of best product recognitions in magazine articles in their plainer reviews. It’s easy to adjust and feed wood through. You must use a vacuum system with it! It’s 13” wide capacity should cover most boards you want to plain down.It has a three knife cutter-head which helps extend the life of the knife. The blades are easy to change and t...

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New Fence System For Williams and Hussey

New Fence System For Williams and Hussey

09-30-2008 03:38 AM by bugs | 1 comment »

For those who own a Williams and Hussey molder, take a look at these new fence clamps (www.clampthis.com)These are innexpensive fence clamps that work great. They are fantastic for quickly changing over to different molding knives or making quick adjustments. It also works with the ShopFox molder/planerThe web site also features a videoThis fence system is in sharp contrast to the clumsey and expensive system that Williams and Hussey came out with just recently.

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Well built, reliable, great performing machine

Well built, reliable, great performing machine

02-29-2008 03:44 PM by JLYoung | 12 comments »

I bought this planer about a year and a half ago and it has served me very well. The cutter head lock has pretty much eliminated snipe. The only time I get it is if I try and feed a wide board though without first jointing one face. (I know this is not the proper way, but if a board is short and wide, won’t fit on my jointer and I’m taking off 1/4” I figure I can flatten it quite well by continuously flipping it around). The blades on this planer apparently aren’t ...

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Grizzly T10128 15-in. Spiral Cutterhead on ShopFox 1723 Planer

Grizzly T10128 15-in. Spiral Cutterhead on ShopFox 1723 Planer

05-18-2013 04:06 PM by wbrisett | 5 comments »

It was time to purchase new blades for ShopFox 1723 15-in. planer. I started thinking about the price of sharping the blades and the price of a spare set of blades and then wanted to see what sort of price I could get on a spiral cutterhead. I’ll be honest with you, I’ve wanted one for a while now. I loved the idea that you didn’t have to replace the entire blade, only the cutters that needed it, and you didn’t have to do that until you had turned each three times, ...

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Replacing an old benchtop planer

Replacing an old benchtop planer

02-13-2011 08:14 PM by Ian_S | 7 comments »

I recently purchased ($1390.00) this planer from my local woodworking store Warren Cutlery in Rhinebeck New York. The planer was on display in the store, so all I had to do set up wise was bolt on the cast iron bed extensions, connect the dust collection hood and install a plug. Set up time under two hours. The adjustment screws on the bed extensions were easy to use when leveling the beds, though the screws on each end had limited room for turning the allen key. This planer appears to b...

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New Tool Purchase

New Tool Purchase

12-03-2011 08:20 AM by NormG | 12 comments »

Just this evening I picked up a new DW734. I would post what I paid for it, but you would not believe me. After I get it set up and make some chips I will write a review and by that time I will have taken a picture of my receipt and post it. There was a very large error made, I by happenstance came across it, took advantage of it by placing my order and the price was honored. I am very fortunate of this event and know it. I am also very grateful for this event as I would not have been ab...

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Shelix cutterhead for DW735

Shelix cutterhead for DW735

10-27-2014 12:24 AM by johnstoneb | 10 comments »

I bought a DW735 planer about a year and a half ago. The knives were starting to get some nicks in them and time rotate then. I decided after talking with somebody at the local woodworking club that had changed to a Shelix cutterhead to do the same. I ordered the cutterhead direct from Byrd. Price was only about $10 more than Amazon and freight was less. so price worked out about the same. The cutterhead was well packed came with four extra cutters , the tool to change the cutters and...

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Out of the box, I'm thrilled

Out of the box, I'm thrilled

01-30-2011 04:42 AM by Todd Clare | 13 comments »

When I began pondering the purchase of a thickness planer, I researched Fine Woodworking and saw that the DEwalt 735 was rated the best. My plans were to purchase this model when I decided it was time. As many of you likely read, I was drawn in by the helical head Steel City, and had some issues with it out of the box. As I said in that review, maybe I got a one-off lemon, but nonetheless, I wasn’t that impressed. Fortunately Chris from Highland Woodworking, where I ordered the ...

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